Digital Collections

The Herbert M. Webster Photograph Collection

Herbert M. Webster began a life-long avocation of photographing the Great Smoky Mountains as a sixteen-year-old on his first excursion to Mount Le Conte. Within a few years, he was visiting the mountains regularly, venturing into the backcountry with many of those whose names are synonymous with early twentieth century exploration of the Smokies -- Dutch Roth, Jim Thompson, Carlos Campbell, Guy Frizzell, Wiley Oakley, and Harvey Broome -- and capturing on film the vanishing way of life of the mountaineer, the Smoky Mountain backcountry, and his own adventures in the wilderness.


Number of Items: 514
Date Live: 2013-12-16
Platform: Omeka